Lydia Mendoza

Lydia Mendoza (May 31, 1916 – December 20, 2007) was an American guitarist and singer of Tejano, conjunto, and traditional Mexican-American music. She is known as "La Alondra de la Frontera" (or "The Lark of the Border" in English).

Birth and Death Data: Born May 31st, 1916 (Houston), Died December 20th, 2007 (San Antonio)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, guitar, violin, mandolin, composer, leader, lyricist, songwriter, arranger

Notes: Name appears as Lidya Mendoza on most Victor and Bluebird disc labels.

See Also: Mendoza, Lidya

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 245 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-87816 10-in. 1/31/1935 La mujer del puerto Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-87817 10-in. 1/31/1935 As de corazones Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-87818 10-in. 1/31/1935 La cumbancha Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-87819 10-in. 1/31/1935 Temo Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-87820 10-in. 1/31/1935 La casteñita Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-87821 10-in. 1/31/1935 El lirio Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-87822 10-in. 1/31/1935 Deliciosa Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-87861 10-in. 2/1/1935 Panchita Familia Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader, songwriter  
Victor BVE-87862 10-in. 2/1/1935 El muchacho alegre Familia Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BVE-87863 10-in. 2/1/1935 Traje mi caballo prieto Familia Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader  
Victor BVE-87864 10-in. 2/1/1935 Díos vendiga Familia Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin, leader, songwriter  
Victor BS-94464 10-in. 8/13/1935 Dime, mal hombre Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-94465 10-in. 8/13/1935 Limosna Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-94466 10-in. 8/13/1935 Olvidarte jamás Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-94467 10-in. 8/13/1935 Pajarito herido Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-94468 10-in. 8/13/1935 Pobrecita de mi alma Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-94469 10-in. 8/13/1935 Marimba Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-94470 10-in. 8/13/1935 Sola Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-94471 10-in. 8/13/1935 Capricho Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-94472 10-in. 8/13/1935 Pálida luna Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-94473 10-in. 8/13/1935 Arráncame la vida Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BS-94474 10-in. 8/13/1935 Bohemios : Canción Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-94611 10-in. 8/16/1935 Ahorillas de una fuente Familia Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-94612 10-in. 8/16/1935 El hijo pródigo Familia Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-94613 10-in. 8/16/1935 Valentina Familia Mendoza ; Lydia Mendoza Vocal and instrumental quartet vocalist, instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 26-50 of 245 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Mendoza, Lydia," accessed March 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105196.

Mendoza, Lydia. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105196.

"Mendoza, Lydia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 March 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105196

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